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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 08:13 AM

In rejecting death row inmate's case, judge says law enforcement isn't a profession

An Arizona inmate who is mere weeks away from his scheduled execution argued the state's clemency board was unfairly loaded with law enforcement. But a state judge has disagreed, saying that law enforcement does not meet the definition of a "profession."

Earlier this month, the Arizona Supreme Court issued an execution warrant Ė the first in eight years Ė for Clarence Wayne Dixon, a 66-year-old prisoner convicted of first-degree murder. But Dixon's attorneys argued Tuesday that the Arizona Board of Clemency, which is set to meet on April 28 to decide whether to stay the execution, is illegally made up of too many members who had careers in law enforcement.

This past Tuesday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Stephen Hopkins ruled against Dixon.

"Historically, law enforcement has not been thought of as a "profession," Hopkins said in his decision. "It is not regulated as other professions are, and has little of the characteristics of what is typically considered a profession."

https://www.npr.org/2022/04/24/1094552130/arizona-execution-clarence-wayne-dixon

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 08:18 AM

1. That is some convoluted logic in my opinion.

Since they arenít well-regulated itís not a profession. At least the well-regulated part is correct.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 08:23 AM

2. Well, that explains Joe Arpaio.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 08:34 AM

3. Interesting

This will go over well...

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